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phpWebSite Include File Bug in 'hub_dir' Parameter May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015942
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1819   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 27 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 15 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.10.2
Description:   rgod reported a vulnerability in phpWebSite. A remote user can include and execute PHP code located on the target system. A remote user may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary PHP code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input. If magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, a remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to cause the target system to include and execute PHP code from a file on the target system. The PHP code, including operating system commands, will run with the privileges of the target web service.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:


A remote user can inject arbitrary PHP code into a file on the target system (such as a web server access log) and then exploit the include file bug to cause the arbitrary PHP code to be executed.

On PHP versoin 5, a remote user can cause a 'conf/config.php' file on a Samba share to be included and executed. A demonstration exploit URL is provided:


The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary PHP code and operating system commands on the target system with the privileges of the target web service.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  PHPWebSite <= 0.10.2 "hub_dir" arbitrary local inclusion

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